Archive for the ‘New Silk Road’ Category

China and Zambia: A New Chapter Beyond Debt?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how the Zambian president’s recent visit to China moved the relationship beyond debt and reset to a focus on growth: Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has just returned home from almost a week in China, during September 10-16. Prior to the visit, journalists speculated that debt resolution must be the main […]

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What A $6 Billion Rail Line in Laos Reveals About China’s Future

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an interesting video look at how a $6B China-built rail line in Laos aims to jumpstart the country’s exports and provide China a key link to overseas markets.

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Is Gwadar the Key to Bridging East and West Global Economics and Geopolitics?

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on Gwadar’s role in bringing east and west global economics and geopolitics: In the realm of global economics and strategic geopolitics, few places hold as much promise and significance as Gwadar. Nestled on the southwestern coast of Pakistan, Gwadar is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Arabian Sea,” […]

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How China’s Belt and Road Took Over the World

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at the BRI’s growth over its first 10 years – and its transformation from a Eurasian transit corridor to an initiative with global scope: On September 7, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Titled “Work Together to Build the Silk Road […]

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Road Rage: China’s Belt and Road Initiative Will Keep Testing the West

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at how China’s Belt and Road Initiative will keep testing the West, even though the projects are smaller: Ten years ago this week China’s leader, Xi Jinping, began laying the tarmac for what would become his signature foreign policy. He began with vague suggestions of reviving the Silk Road, an […]

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The Path Ahead For China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Via The Economist, a look at the how China’s BRI is entering a new stage: There was little hint in the speech that Xi Jinping gave on September 7th 2013 in Kazakhstan that he was thinking of a concrete-pouring binge across the world, spurred by hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese loans and investment. No […]

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